Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Activities & Service Awards & Grants Curriculum Vitae Publications Research

Felicia Wu - Awards & Grants


  1. Jeopardy! Teen Tournament Semifinalist, 1994
  2. National Merit Scholar, 1994-98
  3. Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Merit Award for Academic Excellence, 1995-98
  4. Harvard College Scholar (Dean's List), 1995-98
  5. IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Young Scientists Summer Program, 2000
  6. North American Minority Award, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2001-02
  7. ExxonMobil Paper Award in Risk Communication, 2000, 2001
  8. EPA STAR (Science To Achieve Results) Fellowship, 1999-2002
  9. Society for Risk Analysis Best Paper Award, 2002, 2003
  10. “The Future of Genetically Modified Crops: Lessons from the Green Revolution” (co-authored with WP Butz): feature publication for RAND Annual Review, 2004
  11. Chair of Conference: Developing Policies to Improve Indoor Environmental Quality: Trans-Atlantic Viewpoints, 2005
  12. Delta Omega National Honor Society for Schools of Public Health, Inducted Faculty Member, 2006
  13. Competitive Medical Research Fund (CMRF), University of Pittsburgh : grantee, 2006-07
  14. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Aflatoxin Elimination: grantee, 2007-2008, 2006-2007
  15. Guest Editor, Environmental Health Perspectives : “Developing Policies to Improve Indoor Environmental Quality,” June 2007
  16. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Early Career Award: Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Scholars Program, 2007-2012
  17. Chauncey Starr Award, Society for Risk Analysis: Most outstanding risk analyst age 40 or under, 2007
  18. Honoree (1 of 7), University of Pittsburgh Outstanding Women in Medicine & Science, 2008
  19. Visiting Professor, Iowa State University, 2008
  20. Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, Society for Risk Analysis, 2008-2009.
  21. Dr. James L. Craig Excellence in Education Teaching Award Nominee, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 2009
  22. Society for Risk Analysis Councilor (1 of 9, elected by SRA members worldwide), 2009-2012
  23. Resource Advisor, World Health Organization (WHO) Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG)
  24. EUREKA Award, National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2010-2014
  25. SCOPE-Zhongyu Young Scientist Award on Environmental Issues (1 of 3), 2011
  26. Expert Roster, Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations, 2011-2015

Grants (past and present)

Years Title Position
2013-2015 Mycotoxins as a Risk Factor in Growth Impairment Worldwide Principal Investigator
2012-2015 Prediction and Mitigation of Foodborne Disease Potential of Emerging Trichothecene Mycotoxins Co-Project Director
2012-2017 Integrated Management Strategies for Aspergillus and Fusarium Ear Rots of Corn Co-Project Director
2011-2016 Risk Assessment and Intervention Strategies for the Emerging Food Safety Threat of Ochratoxin in the United States Co-Project Director
2010-2014 The Effect of Aflatoxin Regulation on Global Liver Cancer Risk Principal Investigator
2009-2011 Cost-Effective Aflatoxin Risk Reduction Strategies in Maize and Groundnut Value Chains to Improve Market Access of the Poor in Africa Co-Principal Investigator
2008-2012 Mycotoxin Risks Associated with Ethanol Co-Products from Conventional vs. Biotechnology-Derived Corn Grain Co-Principal Investigator
2008-2009 Modeling the Effect of Aflatoxin Regulations on Global Liver Cancer Risk and World Food Trade Principal Investigator
2007-2011 Achieving Healthier Home Environments Through Mold and Moisture Reduction: Current Health Risks, Public Awareness, and Policy Recommendations Principal Investigator
2007-2008 Modeling the Adverse Impact of Aflatoxin Contamination to the Economics of U.S. Agriculture Principal Investigator
2006-2007 Total Economic Impact of Aflatoxin: Models of Economic Loss and Industry Learning Principal Investigator
2006-2007 Achieving Healthy Homes for Asthmatic Children Through Educational Interventions Principal Investigator

Scientific Alliances

2009 - 2012 MycoRed: Novel Integrated Strategies for Worldwide Mycotoxin Reduction in Food and Feed Chains. European Commission.



World Health Organization (WHO) Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG): Estimating total global burden of human disease caused by foodborne aflatoxin.

2012-2013 World Health Organization (WHO) Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG): Estimating total global burden of human disease caused by foodborne aflatoxin.